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American Relief Administration Russian operational records
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Correspondence, telegrams, memoranda, reports, agreements, minutes, histories, financial records, lists, press summaries, and photographs relating to American relief in the Soviet Union following the Russian Civil War, and food and public health problems, agriculture, economic conditions, transportation and communications, and political and social developments, in the Soviet Union.
The American Relief Administration was established in February 1919 as the agency designated by President Woodrow Wilson to administer the relief measures authorized by the Congressional appropriation of $100,000,000 approved February 25, 1919. During the period of its activity, 1919-1923, offices of the A.R.A. were established in New York, Washington, and major cities of Europe, the Near East, and Soviet Russia. Russian relief was initiated in August 1921 under an agreement with the Soviet government, and by 1923 district missions were established in the capitals of most of the provinces of the Russian Socialist Federated Soviet Republic, the Ukraine, the Crimea, and the North Caucasus.
557 manuscript boxes, 2 cubic foot boxes, 5 oversize boxes, 2 oversize folders (236.2 Linear Feet)
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Microfilm use only except Boxes 395-411, 560-561, and map case items. Original cloth samples removed from box 454 may not be used without permission of the Archivist. Materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.